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. and soon, the awful odds became clear. these 53 americans were surrounded by more than 300 taliban fighters. what happened next has been described as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in afghanistan. the attackers had the advantage. the high ground, the mountains above. an they were unleashing everything they had. rocket propelled grenades. heavy machine. mort mortars. snipers taking aim. to those americans down below, the fire was coming in from every single direction. they'd never seen anything like it. with gun fire impacting all around him, clint raced to one of the bar racks and grabbed a machine gun. he took aim at one of the enemy machine teams and took it out. a rocket propelled grenade exploded, sending shrapnel in to his hip, his arm and his neck. but he kept fighting. disregarding his own wounds and tending to an injured comrade instead. then over the radio, came words no solder ever wants to hear. enemy in the wire. the taliban had penetrated the camp. they were taking over buildings. the combat was close,
% of their population now under afghan control and security. we've been able to diminish the taliban's capabilities. violence has gone down. we're also developing an afghan army that is increased its operational skill to provide security. so we're on the right path towards trying to give afghanistan the opportunity to govern and secure itself. >> general dempsey, very quickly, women in combat. implementing that. is there some movement on capitol hill to pass a law to make sure you don't change standards, somehow lower standards. do you think that's good legislation? >> they can legislate if they like. they don't have to do that, because -- >> you're not going to change your stance? >> we're going to make sure we have the right standards for right job to maintain the readiness of the force. my primary responsibility is the readiness of the force. there's also requirement as we open up occupational specialties to report to congress, and they would have the opportunity to ask us what we've done to standards. look, this really is about changing the paradigm from one of exclusiveness to inclusiveness to
stories making news. good news for the pakistani school girl who narrowly survived a taliban attack last fall. she is say nominee for the nobel peace prize. she was targeted for efforts to promote education. if you have a twitter account, now is a good time to change the password. hackers broke into 250,000 accounts snagging user names and e-mail addresses and passwords. twitter insist that is the site is secure. this weekend marks the 1 understand hundredth anniversary of the grand central terminal. the world's largest train station and also one of new york's popular tourist attracts. happy birthday, grand central. the super bowl takes center stage this weekend down in new orleans and living rooms across this country. last yore's big game was the most watched television event in u.s. history. for the city of new orleans, two big parties to be just what the doctor ordered. nbc's jay gray drew the short straw. le is hanging out in new orleans at the super bowl and then mardi gras back to back in the big easy. how will all the festivities be for the ongoing recovery? >> that's interesting
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